Symposia and Lectures

 Spring Garden Symposium 2018
Saturday, March 3, 9am–4pm 

Join Fernwood to explore diverse design approaches that enhance and evoke the unique features of exceptional garden settings.

Ticket includes lunch by Chef Tim Carrigan and a special Fernwood guided tour.
Coffee, hot tea, and water will be available throughout the day for all to enjoy. Snacks are available for purchase at the front desk.


Regular Symposium Package
Register through February 25 | $90 (Members $72)
Click here to register.

Register between February 26-March 1 | $110 (Members $88)

VIP Symposium Tickets
$120 per ticket (Members $96). Must register by March 1. 
Includes ticket with reserved, front row seating and a special private lunch with Symposium speakers.
Click here to register.

VIP Lunch
Chicken en croute with marinated vegetables and fresh greens, and berry shortcake.

VIP Vegetarian option: Roasted eggplant and peppers served over basil couscous and fresh greens.

Guest Speakers 2017


Christy Webber     Jeff Epping
Christy Webber
President of Christy Webber Landscapes
  Jeff Epping
Director of Horticulture
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison
Andrew Bunting
    Annamaria León
Andrew Bunting
Assistant Director of the Garden
and Director of Plant Collections
Chicago Botanic Garden
  Annamaria León
Edible Landscapes Director
Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center


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